10 outstanding stories that delight, shock, intrigue, amuse and move the reader to tears with their dazzling imaginative reach, their dark humour, their subtlety, their humanity and depth of feeling.
Black Juice is a book of breathtaking stories that defy boundaries. They are dazzling, ruthless, tender, fierce, unique - ten deeply moving stories from an exceptional author.
'A good short story, a really good one, is deceptively difficult to write. Which is why Black Juice is such an outstanding collection. Because every single story in it is, quite simply, perfect. That's what I said: perfect.' Outland, UK
'Black Juice is one of the most imaginative and attractive collections of short stories to appear in more than a decade.' The Weekend Australian
'Always moody, evocative and original, Black Juice is an intensely imaginative collection from an accomplished and distinctive author.' The Age
'These are stories that reward us long after they have been finished.' Sydney Morning Herald
'I want to hire a plane and write BLACK JUICE across the sky so that people will read these intense, rich, disturbing stories.' John Marsden
'This is an extraordinary book of short stories, surprising, breathtaking and beautiful by turn.' Booktrust, UK
Margo Lanagan is a highly acclaimed writer of novels, short stories and poetry. She lives in Sydney.
Black Juice won the World Fantasy Award for Best Collection, the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction, the Ditmar Award for Best Collection and was an honour book in the prestigious Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.
Singing my Sister Down' won the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction, the Aurealis, Golden Aurealis and Ditmar Awards, and was short-listed for the Nebula and the Hugo Awards. Black Juice was short-listed for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards, Older Readers, the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Young Adult Book and the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award for the Christina Stead Prize.
Her first collection of short stories, White Time, was short-listed for the New South Wales Premier's Literary Award.
Young adult fiction
Short-listed Theodore Sturgeon Award, Short Story 2005 US; Short-listed Bram Stoker Award, Short Story 2005 US; Short-listed Courier-Mail Book of the Year Award 2005 AU; Short-listed NSW Premier's Literary Award, Christina Stead Prize 2005 AU; Short-listed CBCA Book of the Year Award, Older Readers 2005 AU; Short-listed Queensland Premier's Literary Award, Best Young Adult Book 2005 AU; Short-listed Los Angeles Times Book Prize 2005 US; Commended Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature 2005 US; Winner Ditmar Award, Best Short Story 2005 AU; Short-listed Ditmar Award, Best Professional Achievement 2005 AU; Winner Ditmar Award, Best Collection 2005 AU; Winner World Fantasy Award, Best Collection 2005 US; Winner Aurealis Award, Golden Aurealis, Best Short Story 2004 AU; Winner Aurealis Award, Best Young Adult Short Story 2004 AU; Winner Victorian Premier's Literary Award, Young Adult Fiction 2004 AU
A & U Children
Paperback - B format
14 - 18
Young adult fiction